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#1 Cheater

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:19 AM

Disgruntled former Slotblog members occasionally post elsewhere online insisting that people are often and routinely banned from Slotblog and that is simply false.

 

Since Slotblog migrated to the IP.Board forum software on February 23, 2006, exactly 13 individuals have been banned from this public forum. 

 

Slotblog has, as of today, a total of 5,414 members, so that means a mere 0.24% of the membership has been banned from participation in over nine years.

 

Not a single member was banned without cause or in spite; all earned their bannings due to their own actions and activities over time by refusing to conform to Slotblog’s Terms of Use and/or by “not playing well with others.” And all were given multiple warnings that their behavior on the blog was unacceptable before their accounts were terminated; in several cases, members were given “time-outs” more than once before ultimately being banned.

 

Nuff said…


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:39 AM

These disgruntled bloggers are no longer Slotblog members. They are now "Members of the Banned".

 

They are the reason I no longer visit any Old or Weird blog sites. Too many resident trolls.

 

And the troll like behavior is not confined to the "Banned" members. Moderators have also lowered themselves to this level.

 

In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtrl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 11:37 AM

The slot sites are soooo tidy - just look at PC hardware or gaming forums; every day new trolls.

 

On a software site I'm moderating luckily just a couple a week, usually from Africa nowadays.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 12:02 PM

Greg,

 

You are doing a great job here as the administrator of Slotblog.

 

And I want to say that I deserved my "time-out' that I got. I rightfully earned it!


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 12:58 PM

Doc,

 

You are one class act, sir!


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 02:00 PM

Many, many slotblog users will agree with me - Gregory Wells is The Man!  :big_boss:   :good:  :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 02:08 PM

Greg, I hope that you are not being sarcastic.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 02:21 PM

No, he isn't being sarcastic, Doc. Everybody here appreciates you.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 02:31 PM

Greg, I hope that you are not being sarcastic.


Doc, absolutely not!

That you would post to reveal you received a time-out and to indicate that you didn't take it personally says volumes about your character and integrity.
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 02:37 PM

:) I think Slotblog is a great thing. The only problem I have is I have to be suspect of any group that would allow me to join. :laugh2:
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 02:47 PM

Red, would it ease your suspicion if we gave you a time-out? :laugh2:
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 02:52 PM

Red, I would have never thought you would have such a literary mind...

Goucho Marx: "I don't want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member."

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 06:51 PM

Pablo, the only time-out I need is from the wood shed.  :laugh2: 

 

Greg, you can't get much more literary than Groucho Marx.  :D



 


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:32 PM

"Outside of a dog, a slot car is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to race."


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:04 PM

The level of erudition of the Sloblog membership continues to delight! LOL!


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:33 PM

0.24% is a pathetic amount even for a benign dictator, you are going to have to up your numbers!


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:47 PM

The slot car hooligans are starting to trickle in to Facebook...


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:05 PM

Yes, the self-proclaimed voice of SCRRA continues to expound on this subject there.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:34 PM

Bill,

 

I'll try to do better in the future, but you know how it is with us old guys... hard to change our habits.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:20 AM

As a side note. When I joined Slotblog in May of 2007, which I found by accident when Googling... "Wonder if there any commercial tracks left?... there were slightly less than 1,000 members. Now there are more than 5400. 

 

I think that says a lot about the hobby and the people on the 'blog.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 01:43 PM

Shame only a few of the members actually post.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 01:47 PM

That's the way it is on every forum of any kind, Jairus. Just the nature of the beast.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 03:59 PM

:o  :buba:


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 04:14 PM

But if you post there's a higher chance that you'll get banned.


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 05:48 AM

The way I see it, you have to be a pretty major dummy to get banned from this place. Actually, you have to be a "serial major dummy", because Greg doesn't exactly have a hair trigger.  

If you like to flop on the couch in your work clothes, eating chips and getting crumbs all over it at home, well... that's OK. You don't do that in someone else's house if you expect to be invited back again.
 
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